United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has taken a step up once again among the world’s best young universities in the latest rankings by QS, the leading global career and education network. Listed in the top 50, the rating cements the Al Ain-based establishment as one of the top-performing rising stars in the world of higher education.
The QS Top 50 under 50 rankings is now in its fifth year and gives some of the world’s youngest universities a chance to shine. Based on factors such as status, teacher density, citations by researchers and degree of internationalisation, the results are a highly regarded indication of the global university sector.
UAEU is the sole institution in the emirates to be named in the top 50, and the ranking reflects the university’s commitment and drive towards academic excellence.
As the oldest university in the country – yet still young enough to feature in the top 50 under 50 – UAEU was established in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed, founder of the UAE. Today, it boasts over 14,000 students with a strong national and international representation and it is congruous that the nation’s flagship university remains the country’s highest ranked educational establishment. The world-class 80 hectare campus is hugely impressive with modern technology, study spaces, accommodation and services that are second to none and the campus also hosts the largest number of electronic resources in the Arab world.
An impressive list of alumni have passed through the halls of UAEU over the years and the establishment is undoubtedly an ideal setting for fostering bright minds of the future. And now, with its reputation cemented as one of the world’s top young universities, UAEU looks set to expand its footprint across the region and beyond.